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Captain Aidan

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'''Captain Aidan''' (Japanese: '''ラッセル''' ''Russell'') is a recurring character in the [[Pokémon anime]]. whoHe firstis appeareda incommanding firefighter on ''[[EP106|TheAscorbia PokémonIsland]], Waterwhere Warhe leads [[Team Wartortle]]'' in rescue efforts.
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In ''[[EP147|The Fire-ing Squad!]]'', he came to [[Johto]] with Team Wartortle to compete in the [[Fire and Rescue Grand Prix]]. He and Team Wartortle were the defending champions, and Aidan also managed to convince the event management team to allow Ash to enter on short notice. TheyThe captain and his team made it all the way to the finals again, only to be defeated by [[Officer Jenny]] and the [[Squirtle Squad]], with help of the Squad's former leader [[Ash's Squirtle]].
Captain Aidan enjoys his line of work, namely because he gets to help people. He carries around a whistle to give [[Team Wartortle]] instructions during training and in live rescue situations. The captain is diligent in his response and he remains calm under pressure. He is also competitive and his ambitious streak leads him to push his Pokémon to perform and improve their personal bests.